Corey Kluber, Cy Young Award, LeBron James, Eddie Taubensee, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson


Jun 30, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber (28) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Cy Young numbers are in and they’re big. Klubot big. That’s right Cleveland, your Corey Kluber was named the American League Cy Young Award winner over Seattle’s Felix Hernandez.

A little perspective on the award…the first Cy Young was awarded in 1956, and the Indians have four winners. Three of those pitchers, C.C. Sabathia, Cliff Lee, and now Kluber have come in the the last eight years. Gaylord Perry was the only Tribe hurler to win the hardware in the 20th century, when he was named the best pitcher of 1972.

• Indians haters are already piling on the Dolan ownership with Twitter jokes about Kluber being traded…yeah Cleveland lost two Cy Young Award winners in back-to-back seasons, but Kluber isn’t going anywhere. The Klubot can’t be a free agent until 2019, and isn’t arbitration eligible until 2016.

When arbitration hits, Kluber willl certainly start costing the Tribe a lot of money, but you can bet the front office is working on an extension. Recent trends indicate the Tribe could buyout the rest of Kluber’s arbitrations years, while locking him up through his first year of free agency.

If GM Chris Antonetti keeps with this mindset, the Tribe will control Kluber until he’s 33. The most important thing to remember here is that Kluber will spend his prime years in an Indians uniform.

• It was pretty cool to see the Klubot and his daughter celebrate last night’s news…

I was not aware that robots could have kids. Klubot does it again.

• The lineage of how the Indians acquired Kluber is pretty cool…Eddie Taubensee is the gift that keeps on giving…

• And the “coolest part” of begin named a Cy Young Award winner? Getting a Twitter shoutout from LeBron James.

Cleveland Browns

Emerging Browns ballhawk safety Tashaun Gipson is the early vote leader for the Pro Bowl, but unfortunately, Gipson’s status for this Sunday is in doubt because of a concussion. Jim Leonhard and Jordan Poyer would be called upon should Gipson not be able to play–and it’s not looking good, as Gipson missed practice on Wednesday.

Brian Hoyer was pretty nice to Ryan Mallett

Know who else had a strong arm? Brandon Weeden.

• The three-headed monster at running back will probably be the norm for the rest of the season, and I got to thinking about the last time the Browns featured three dynamite backs. The year? 1994. That’s when LeRoy Hoard, Eric Metcalf and Earnest Byner all handled the rock as the Browns went 11-5 and earned a playoff berth.

Ohio State

Dontre Wilson had surgery to repair his injured foot, and  will be out a few weeks, according to Urban Meyer. This hurts the Bucks, who will be lucky to have the speedster back for a bowl game.

So who replaces Wilson?

And don’t kid yourself. The Scarlet and Gray faithful are already seeing a lot more of Jalin Marshall, and get ready, because the Middletown Kid will probably get some more touches.